Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Really a DIY Project

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Really a DIY Project

DIY projects are all the rage. Home improvement stores offer supplies and advice for building decks and fixing your plumbing problems. However, some things are too important to do without the advice of an experienced professional. For example, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance is not really a DIY project for several reasons: Understanding Rules…

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s not that uncommon for a pregnant woman to be unable to work for at least part of her pregnancy. Some mothers-to-be must be hospitalized or put on bed rest for conditions like toxemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. At what point, though, will pregnancy qualify for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance…

Defining Disability The Official Social Security Administration Disability Definition

Defining Disability: The Official Social Security Administration Disability Definition

Sometimes our true physical or mental condition is a gray area. What one person considers to be a disability another may feel is just a serious condition. For example, Joe feels his arthritis is a disability, so he applies for government disability benefits. However, Joe’s ‘feelings’ will not get his application approved. What really matters…